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>> the national security agency has picked up more americans' emails than previously disclosed. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> no way he makes this play ! captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, august 22. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 6:00. a wildfire still growing right now near yosemite. conditions are making it impossible for firefighters to get the upper hand. >> bradley manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information and now is writing to the president to explain why he gave out top secret documents and also says he is going to live the rest of his life as a woman. this is newly released video from social media sites of reported shelling today in damascus. it comes as france's foreign minister is raising the
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possibility of using force in syria if it's proven that the government used chemical weapons to kill civilians. time for traffic and weather now. liz, first turn is yours. >> okay. thank you. let's go towards brisbane. we have better news now. this accident cleared out. all lanes are open so no longer much of a delay on southbound 101 approaching sierra point parkway. had been blocking lanes for at least a half hour or more. also, bart is recovering slowly. there was an equipment problem on the pittsburg-bay point line. right now we're hearing 10- to 15-minute delays from downtown san francisco out towards the east bay. but coming into the city, it should be okay. muni, caltrain and ace also on schedule. everything on time. getting a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, hey, the metering lights were just turned on so we are seeing delays in all lanes and the farthest backups are just in the very end of the parking lot beginning to reach that first overcrossing you see in the distance. that is the latest from here in the traffic center. lawrence, things are returning to normal in weather. >> yes. elizabeth, i was just tweeting, we have a lot of fog around the
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bay area and it looks like delays at sfo on arriving flights of an hour and 20 minutes. delays getting to chicago of almost 45 minutes due to thunderstorms. but it's calming down around the bay area. you can see the low clouds and fog extending out over the bay this morning. the temperatures are running in the 50s and the 60s. i think the threat of thunderstorms over for now but that is shifting a little further to the north. in fact, far northern california seeing some lightning strikes this morning over the northern sierra nevada. right up in this direction we are seeing some thunderstorms there. a possibility that could spark some more fires as that system moves through. but for here we're calming down. it will be cooler today. usually well into the 80s inland. today as much as 9 degrees below average in santa rosa, still a comfortable 75 degrees. about 86 in livermore. and about 66 degrees in san francisco. that's a look at the weather. back to you. the rim fire continues to burn out of control near yosemite. you can see what it looks like to fly a plane right at the flames. this video is from one of the pilots making a water drop up there in the sierra. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran
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is in our newsroom keeping track of that rim fire. cate, good morning. >> reporter: the rim fire is still spreading in multiple directions and as it continues to grow, so does the concern for firefighters. and that's because you can see some of these flames. we know that some of them are about 6 stories high and right now hundreds of firefighters are work around the clock to keep it from spreading. the rim fire has expanded across 16,000 acres near yosemite's west side. and right now it's about 5% contained and threatening hundreds of homes, hotels and campgrounds. we know that firefighters are working the best they can from the ground. but most of the fight is being done by air. about a dozen helicopters and planes are attacking this fire from the air. the fire's unpredictable behavior has neighbors on edge. >> i think i'm still in a little bit of shock. but i'll be balling my eyes out when he start to calm down because this is my backyard. >> it's been really nerve- racking trying to gather all the things that i find important to me and try to get ready to prepare when they told me to leave.
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>> reporter: firefighters say dry weather, rugged terrain and high winds make this fire challenging to contain. firefighters from oakland, fremont and hayward are helping with the rim fire. they left yesterday. --they will join the 900 firefighters already there. two homes and 7 buildings have been destroyed. there is no estimate for when they will get it under control. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> firefighting costs a lot of money and the u.s. forest service is running out of that money. the forest service and other federal agencies have spend $1.2 billion on fire so far this year. they have only $50 million left in the firefighting budgets enough for a few days. now the forest service is diverting some $600 million from timber recreation and other budgets to add to the firefighting efforts. the total so far this year $1.2 billion to fight fires this year. opportunities from city college of san francisco will hold an assembly -- students
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from city college of san francisco will hold an assembly to save their school whose accreditation was revoked. dozens of students were arrested this week for staging a sit you know outside mayor lee's office. -- for staging a sit-in outside mayor lee's office. the assembly will be at 4 p.m. today. bart management and leaders and unions will meet behind closed doors today. the meeting is one item for this morning's bart board of directors meeting in oakland. "the examiner" reports some san francisco business leaders are now urging governor brown to personally get involved in contract talks. san francisco is kicking off night court's low level nonviolent cases will be heard there starting tonight. processing cases outside of the regular court system costs the city less money. it will be from 6 to 8 p.m. happening today a court hearing is scheduled regarding the sierra lamar kidnapping and murder case. the hearing is to review the status of the evidence that prosecutors sent to lawyers for
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defendant antolin garcia- torres. sierra lamar was 15 years old when she was last seen near morgan hill in march of last year. torres was charged with murder and kidnapping a couple of months later but the woman's remains haven't been found. it's back to court at this hour for army major nadal hasan. he is on trial for killing 13 people at fort hood, texas, in 2009. today prosecutors are expected to give closing arguments. then the case will go to the jury. hasan is representing himself and rested his case. he said the killing rampage was necessary to protect muslim insurgents abroad from american soldiers. 6:06. burglars pretending to be pg&e workers stole thousands from an elderly couple in oakland. they approached the couple in the crocker highlands neighborhood on tuesday. one of the suspects kept one busy and the other burglarized the home. $5,000 of cash and julie were taken happening today, egypt's deposed leader hosni mubarak is expected to be released from
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prison and placed under house arrest. he is 85 and in frail held. he faces retrial on complicity of protestors during the uprising that toppled his government in 2011. there are new reports of shelling in syria today amid growing accusations bazaar ashad's regime used chemical weapons to kill civilians there. meanwhile france's foreign minister is raising the possibility of using troops on the ground in syria if it's proved that syria used chemical weapons. united nations inspectors are in syria already to investigate past claims of chemical weapon use and now want to visit the site of yesterday's attack. the national security agency has gathered more emails than previously disclosed. the nsa yesterday declassified three court rulings which showed the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of internet traffic that was connected to terror suspects.
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the foreign intelligence surveillance court ordered the agency to find ways to limit what it collects and how long it keeps it. day after bradley manning was sentenced for leaking classified information he is reportedly writing president obama now to ask for a pardon. he is telling news agencies he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman. manning's lawyer says the letter will explain why manning gave top secret documents to the website wikileaks. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible for parole in 7 years. the city of san diego reached a tentative deal with bob filner the mayor who admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women. details are being kept private until tomorrow when the city council meets in closed session. so it's unclear if a resignation might be part of the deal. the news came yesterday shortly after an 18th woman came forward to say filner inappropriately touched her. businesswoman dianne north carolina says it happened three months ago as they posed for a photo. >> it was a hand that went to my back, to my buttocks and i was shocked. it was inappropriate.
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and i was startled at the time. >> filner had been resisting calls for him to resign. he was supposed to return to work this week after spending time in a rehabilitation program. some local strippers and their union reps plan to meet later today to discuss what will happen to their pensions, benefits when the company shuts down. the lusty lady theater in san francisco will close in two weeks because it couldn't reach a new lease agreement. the club that promoted itself as the only unionized worker owned strip joint in the world. >> i'm really sad but i'm going to do this with style and grace let's say. i think we're going to just hold our heads high. >> a farewell party is planned for september 1. planning for the america's cup has cost san francisco
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nearly half million bucks. city documents show 482,000 dollars bill was the cost associated for putting on this large event but far fewer people have attended the races on the waterfront. the chairman of the organizing committee said had they known it was going to be a smaller event, the cost would have been much cheaper. i don't want to just get by. i want to also sell. i want the best for myself. >> securing their future. how one local school district is making sure the kids go off to college. >> two of the best schools in the world are right here in the bay area. >> stanford and cal are on the top of the list. >> an area of low pressure finally heading out of town. still some thunderstorms in northern california. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the delays are building now over the altamont pass and all the way through the livermore valley on westbound 580. what are your worst traffic trouble spots out there right now? we will let you know after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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lobo.. a german shepherd-co mix.. ran off tuesday in the ter an army veteran from san jose needs your help finding his service dog. lobo is a shepherd collie mix an off tuesday in the berryessa area after being spooked by a loud noise. the dog's owner was training it to help wounded veterans. if you see the dog, call the number on the collar. bank of america intern has died after working 72 straight hours. the 21-year-old man collapsed at a london apartment after reportedly working three consecutive all nighters. police say the german exchange student's death is not suspicious. b. of a. would not comment that he had been overworked. president obama begins a two-day bus tour of new york and pennsylvania today. his first stop will be in buffalo, where he will talk about making college education
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more affordable. other stops include syracuse, binghamton and scranton, pennsylvania. the tour is meant to highlight the president's economic proposals for the middle class. we have some of the best universities on earth right here in the bay area. new rankings are in from a chinese university that lists harvard as the best college in the world. number two on the list, take a look, stanford. and in third place, uc- berkeley. frank, that's jurors yes. >> m.i.t. is fourth. >> didn't see ucla up there, lawrence. colorado state, liz, where did you go to school? >> berkeley! as long as they're above stanford, that's all we care about. [ laughter ] let's go to the maps and talk about what's going on. bart is recovering after some earlier delays. they are slowing decreasing right now about 10 minutes is the delays right now out of downtown san francisco towards the east bay. there were earlier equipment problems on the pittsburg-bay point line. all the bart trains heading
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into san francisco though are all good to go. muni, caltrain and ace also no delay right now. so your worst traffic trouble spots probably the westbound 580 ride stacked up to 205 to at least north livermore avenue but the nimitz and the eastshore freeway so far free and clear this morning. also, pretty heavy traffic, this is not unusual for this time of the morning, but we'll go flying ove antioch. once you reach willow pass all the sensors turn back to green moving atom speeds right now through concord. let's go outside. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway. 880 in oakland, by the oakland coliseum, taillights are moving northbound towards downtown oakland. and that's a great ride 15 minutes between 238 and the maze. and over to the bay bridge now the metering lights are turned on right around 6:00. now it is stacked up to at least the 880 overcrossing which means about 15 minutes to get you on the bay bridge but obviously a lot of delays now in the cash and fastrak lanes. so if you think these cameras
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are cool, lawrence has a great one. is that a perfect full moon? >> yes. almost perfect. 97% full. this is the second full moon of the month making it a blue moon. all right. , around the bay area today we have some patchy fog along the coastline. but you know what, that is going to give way to sunshine and beautiful skies as it looks like the thunderstorms coming to an end. so we have some great weather ahead here as it looks like high pressure is going to be taking over. that means we are going to warm these temperatures up in the next couple of days. that thunderstorm threat coming to an end, as well. so the temperatures today will be mild in some spots, warm inland and warmer weather as rehead in toward friday but cooling back down over the weekend. that cutoff low that's bringing some unsettled weather to the bay area finally beginning to lift into far northern california sparking some thunderstorms there right now. we could have more fires to worry about in northern parts of the state. thunderstorms over the northern sierra nevada right now. but here, more seasonal weather to make a return over the next few days. so with that in mind, far
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northern california still the possibility of some thunderstorms there. drying out in the sacramento valley. 98 hot in fresno. 68 monterey bay. around our bay mostly sunny skies this afternoon 70s and 80s in the south bay 60s at the coastline. east bay numbers running up in the 80s in many spots. and then inside the bay, those temperatures running in the 60s and 70s. so the next couple of days it looks like the temperatures going to start to heat up as our atmosphere begins to calm down somewhat. a few more clouds over the weekend but should stay dry and cooler weather to start out the next week with temperatures below average. but the thunderstorms are done here. still in northern california they are going to have to watch out for fires. some students in vacaville are getting college credit even before they take the a.c.t. test. they are back in school and hitting the books now. students are starting college as early as ninth grade. that's what makes this week's "cool school." >> i want to become a vet. i want to take care of animals. >> reporter: this high school
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freshman and these students are already securing their future. >> i want to study biology and anatomy. >> reporter: they are enrolled in the early college program at will c. wood high school in vacaville. >> i always have to work hard and homework, there's a lot more homework than i'm used to. >> reporter: taking high school and college classes at the same time. some will have an associate's degree from nearby solano community college by the time they graduate. >> it requires quite a bit of maturity and responsibility to be in this program or to keep up with all your classes. >> reporter: the program was designed for underserved students who must maintain a 2.5 to participate. >> getting college classes for free so we provide the books. we pay for the tuition. so they are getting college credits for free and by the time they reach college, they have one to two years under their belts already. >> probably had to like get a job and go to college later. >> reporter: but with this program, they are well ahead of the game. >> i don't want to just get by. i want to also excel.
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i want the best for myself. >> the program director says in four years their goal is to get up to 240 students in the program. it will eventually all be housed at the college. and these students must maintain a 2.5 gpa. pretty good students there. >> i think the keyword too is education is free. think about it. maybe one to two years you graduate as a senior already a junior in college? >> that's good. >> parents have to like that. just a little bit.what's cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, we may come and feature your school on the show. to find out what happened. >> when people stopped being polite. >> start getting real. >> 20 years later san francisco is getting real again. where mtv's hit show the real world is rumored to be filming right in the city. >> major league history was
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made in new york last night. i'm kim coyle. and the mariners try to hurt the a's play-off chances. sports is next. >> and giving you another look at the new bay bridge, less than one week until the entire bridge closes down for the grand opening. we'll keep you posted. ,, goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french)
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good morning, everyone. the a's hit the road for two series against play-off con tenners but beating the league's bottom feeder is a bigger issue right now. the rubber game at the coliseum with the mariners 4th inning moss takes a player deep for the 20th home run of the season one off the career high. 2-1 a's. but griffin couldn't hold it. ryan smacks one down the line.
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one run scores. ackley chugging around third. collides with steven vote. he is safe. seattle wins. the rangers blew a lead against the a's. andres with a sac. fly game winner. they have a 2.5 game lead on the ace. if these are barry zito's final days as a giant it's not a pretty ending. making his first start in three weeks, zito got shelled by the red sox. middlebrooks a two-run shot in the first two of six earned runs for zito who didn't make it out of the fourth. giants lose 12-1. a milestone night in the bronx for ichiro. 4,000 hits in the major and japanese leagues combined. two other players only have 4,000 hits in their careers. and that is a look at sports. have a great day. thank you, kim. play of the day, we are going to do a little mlb, as well. new york yankees pitcher david huff used the glove and he shovels it over to first base for a mighty impressive out. the yankees beat the blue jays
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4-2 after the play of the day. nice. >> yeah. it's 6:25. and it's move-in date. thousands of new students and their families headed to san francisco state. when you may want to avoid the area so you don't get caught up in the action. >> cab drivers in san francisco have another requirement to distinguish themselves from other ride sharing companies. the new course all taxi drivers will have to take. >> reporter: and in less than two weeks we are going to be driving across the new span of the bay bridge. coming up, we have a preview of the experience and a warning from bridge officials. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pedestrians.. and creating a huge
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headache for businesses. this sidewalk is costing me a fortune. >> how a major construction project is making streets safer for pedestrians and creating a huge headache for businesses. >> a wildfire burns out of control near yosemite national park. the flames the firefighters are up against this morning. >> and after earlier bart delays bart is now back on time. now the delays are building on the road. your latest travel times coming up. >> thunderstorms moving out, fog moving in. we'll talk about that coming up. a big wildfire burning out of control near one of california's most famous tourist spots. the fire has exploded across more than 16,000 acres near yosemite's west side. new numbers just in show the fire is still just 5% contained. hundreds of homes, hotels, campgrounds, are all in its path, too. this is just one of a dozen major fires burning across california right now. here's a look at what firefighters are up against here. this is a bird's-eye view from
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a pilot making a water drop. reporter steve large is on the front lines and has the latest. >> reporter: up until this point, really the -- the firefighters have been positioned on the perimeter because this fire has not been easy to gauge. it's been leaping over containment lines. they have been using air support. they used that dc-10 yesterday. if the weather cooperates, they will likely use the dc-10 again today, not safe enough for them to do that. we are right across the highway from the incident base command. and look at those flames shoot four, five, six stories high. let's listen to what that sounds like. the roar of this fire is intense. more flames coming right here. firefighters here have no chance against these type of flames. so most of the fighting is being done by air. >> right now, this fire has grown so large, the head is creating its own weather. and that's what we're seeing now. >> reporter: people who have
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come here for vacation have left. this is the yosemite inn family camp run by the city of san jose. empty and surrounded. those who live in these mountains are also under a voluntary evacuation order. a backyard turned giant burn zone. so 300 more firefighters coming to the firelines here today. that tops 1,000 now total still no estimate for containment with this rim fire. near yosemite national park, steve large, kpix 5. firefighters from oakland, fremont and hayward are helping with that rim fire. they left yesterday. they will join the more than 900 firefighters already up there fighting the fire. firefighting costs a lot of money and the u.s. forest service is running out of cash. the forest service and other federal agencies have spent $1.2 billion on fire so far this year. now the forest service is diverting $600 million from timber recreation, some of the other budget, to add to the firefighting effort. in just days, the brand-new
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eastern span of the bay bridge will be open. remember, the bridge will be closed this time next week. so plan your commute accordingly. this morning, we are seeing what it will look like to actually drive over the new bridge. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us now live with that view. anne. >> reporter: it is going to be a much different experience than what we're used to. subtle curves and sweeping views. check out this animation provided by caltrans. this is what it will be like driving westbound from oakland to san francisco. there are the same number of lanes as the old bridge but there are open shoulders on the sides which means fewer stalls when there are accidents. in will be the eastbound view. wide open instead of the tunnel that we are used to. speaking of the views, a bay bridge spokesman is giving an early warning to drivers to keep your eyes on the road. >> you are going to see the tower and the cables immediately and you will get
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these great views of the east bay. but we do ask despite that wow factor that drivers leave the gawking to their passengers. >> reporter: now, one thing about the animation we have to point out. this is what it is going to look like two or three years from now once the old bridge is taken down. for now, drivers will still see the cantilever span. we'll also see walkers and bikers on the new bike path. and speaking of that new bike path, we are going to get a preview of exactly what that is going to look like later on this afternoon and we'll have that for you at 5:00 on kpix 5. right now, live on treasure island, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> there are the same number of lanes in each direction as the old bay bridge, five. today local planners are holding a forum about how the bay area can prepare for an increase in traffic despite that. that includes members of the san francisco planning department, bart and the east bay bicycle coalition. and here is our kpix 5 countdown. opening day is just a little
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more than 11 days away. but the closure starts wednesday. new digital billboard in rohnert park is irritating some of the people it was meant to help. it's along highway 101. the city's intent was to draw highway traffic to small businesses. but a lot of the business owners believe it will be used to promote a new casino soon to open up nearby. >> looks like las vegas and we're a small community here. it's an eyesore. >> the company in charge would not discuss its rates with kpix 5. but rohnert park companies get a 15 to 25% discount. and there is a contract with the city that prevents any one company from monopolizing the sign. an organization hopes more bay area buildings will allow rooftop gardens. this is an example here atop a government building here in san francisco. the organization green roofs for healthy cities wants more of these not only in this region but throughout north america. advocates say the benefits of green roofs includes less
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flooding during big rain storms. a major construction project to make streets safer for pedestrians is turning into a huge headache for burlingame businesses. the project started in may on burlingame avenue and it's taking longer than expected. some business owners say they are losing about a third of their business because of it. >> originally i was told the first week of august this block would be finished. obviously as you can see, that's not the case. >> we were hoping to get this project done much sooner than we realized. >> the work is expected to last until next summer on various blocks and they will take a break during the holiday shopping season. new this morning, the 911 tapes that captured how a school clerk in georgia talked a gunman into surrendering have been released. antoinette tuff talked the man down by talking about problems. >> don't feel bad, baby, my husband just left me after 33 years.
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i can help you. you want to talk to them? want plea to talk to them? we're not gonna hate you, baby. it's a good thing that you giving up. we not gonna hate you. >> she persuaded the 20-year- old gunman, michael hill, to surrender. he was arrested. no one was injured. tuff says she was never more scared in her life. a new field poll shows californians are accused about obamacare. fewer than half knew they were eligible. and only one in three moderate income people who aren't covered under an employer, union or government healthcare program knew they were entitled to tax credits. the healthcare reforms won't take effect until january 1 but already some major u.s. employers are rebelling against it. u.p.s. blaming the reforms for its decision to cut some 15,000 workers' spouses from its insurance rolls and in a memo to employees yesterday, the shipping company said it will discontinue coverage of spouses
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who are eligible for insurance with their own employers. emergency dispatchers in santa clara county say they are understaffed, overworked and public safety is at risk. seiu plans to elaborate today at a news conference at noon. they say the county dispatchers have had to work an average of 36 hours of overtime this month. they are also short staffed on healthcare professionals. time for traffic with breaking news. >> reporter: a crime scene developing in san francisco. they are blocking off streets in the tenderloin around turk and taylor. san francisco police determine one to two people were shot near the intersection. it sounds like westbound taylor is being rerouted right now around the area. and mason may also be impacted, as well. muni we are calling them to see if they are going to have to do some rerouting.
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in the meantime we have a crew, a live reporter and photographer heading to the scene right now. all right. mass transit nothing going on, on bart systemwide. no delay. caltrain, ace train number one good to go. everything there on schedule. and we will take you live towards the bay bridge. they turned on the metering lights about 40 minutes ago around 6:00. and you will see your typical delays right now building into san francisco. it looks like it's stacking up towards the foot of the maze. that's the latest from here in the traffic center. with more on your forecast here's lawrence. >> all right. thunderstorms coming to an end. a neat start to your morning. we have low clouds and fog. check this out a beautiful shot from our mount vaca. you can see behind that, we have the moon obscured by a few clouds but really a neat sight this morning as it looks like the weather is finally starting to calm down. low clouds and fog over the bay the numbers now running in the 50s and a couple of low 60s in spots inland. 60 degrees in livermore. 59 san francisco.
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61 in san jose. as we head toward the afternoon, we'll find some sunshine, should be a comfortable day inside the bay. 77 degrees and warm in san jose. 80 degrees in cupertino. and about 78 in santa clara. east bay temperatures up into the 80s. these numbers running below average but still very nice. then inside the bay, about 65 degrees in san francisco. 70 in oakland. more on your weather coming up, guys. back to you. mtv's real world is coming back to san francisco. the network filmed the third season of its reality show back in the '90s and now they will tape the 29th season which will air next year. the previous season featured a confrontational bike messenger and homosexual aids activist. things aren't so good for rapper kanye west. a photographer is suing west for assault, battery and negligence. >> i told him twice, i don't want fight you. >> daniel ramos says kanye attacked him outside of l.a.x. last month as his lawyer presented the video of the attack he started to cry.
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he says he suffered injuries to his right hip and is still in pain. he is speaking punitive damages as well as a restraining order against kanye west. well, when life serves up solemn months, you're lemons, make lemonade. a man from fish kill, new york, marinaded cicadas in worcestershire sauce for two weeks, fried them, smothered them with buffalo sauce and said they were crispy and reminded him of little kale chips. he plans to whip up another batch soon. so apparently they have a long shelf life and tasty, too. >> would you try them? >> i would try them, sure. >> really? >> yeah. i'd take a couple of bites. what the heck? >> no. 6:41. it's christmas at costco. why they are decking the halls early. >> cyclists and drivers in san francisco are looking for a safer way to share the roads. why it could take years. >> and after 6 straight days let's check in on the market.
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it opened up just a few minutes ago. we are out of the gate with nothing but green lights. good news perhaps and we'll crunch the numbers with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks right after the break. ,,,, goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french)
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ground yesterday on a new s near the shark's tank in san jose. the store will feature chain's first for whole foods, business is booming. the grocery chain broke ground yesterday on a new store near the shark tank in san jose. the store will feature the chain's first microbrewery and rooftop beer gardens. some question whether it's too high-end for the neighborhood. >> i'm glad that it's in the downtown vicinity from walking distance from other downtown neighborhoods. but i think our more lower
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income neighborhoods, people won't be able to afford the high-priced grocery store. >> whole foods says it will offer a wide range of prices and will hire 100 workers when it opens next summer. every year retailers try to outdo each other by being the first to put up christmas decorations. >> we have another month to go in summer but bay area costco stores have broken out the christmas decorations. the systems stant general manager in the store -- the assistant general manager in the store in concord says it's to generate "excitement" > you don't want to be on the tail end of the holiday. we want to be out of the product by mid-november. we'll be completely out of the christmas stuff and winding down. >> costco says the customers have responded favorably by the way and halloween decorations came out two weeks ago just so you know. easter may be a couple of weeks sooner. just put it all out. this year three bicyclists have been killed by trucks in san francisco. as last week's death one group is demanding a safer way to
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share the road after last week's death. a bike coalition is demanding the city make folsom street safer for the cyclists. they want measures similar to those used on market street like a physical barrier between bikes and cars. >> we have streets that are very much designed for freeway- like companies. the city has not shown urgency to be safe. >> it takes time to get the work done. >> transportation authorities say the changes would take years to implement but if the city acts now, this could be a short-term pilot program within a year or so and a long-term solution by 2017. time now, 6:47. let's get another check on the roads. liz. >> thanks, guys. once again, we have this breaking news on city streets in san francisco. they are setting up a crime scene and blocking off streets right around the tenderloin area, turk and taylor blocked off. in fact, turk is closed right now between mason and taylor. so you will want to avoid the scene. we know one to two people were
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shot. no information right now on the suspects but we have a crew on the way there right now. also, we just heard from a tweet from muni that outbound 31 is blocked by the activity at market and mason. 31 is going over the 5 route to bypass the area. here's your travel times. westbound 580 now in the red. it's a slow travel time 205 out of tracy towards about north livermore avenue. 26 minutes, that is busy. otherwise, the nimitz 880, northbound anyway, and the eastshore freeway looking really good all the way from berkeley down towards the macarthur maze. let's go outside show you a couple of live traffic cameras. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. no delay this morning. and the nimitz freeway is nice and quiet as you pass the oakland coliseum. for the forecast, here's lawrence. >> thunderstorms moving out of the bay area. looks like they will move into far northern california but we are going to see those head
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out. that means things going down to more seasonal weather around the bay area today. it looks like the low clouds and fog have made a return and pushed onshore and even in some of the valleys. thunderstorm threat is over now. it will be a mild day in most spots, warm inland. and it looks like a little warmer on friday before we cool back down over the weekend. that area of low pressure that cutoff low finally swinging out of town sliding into the northern part of the state. we have seen numerous lightning strikes in the northern sierra nevada. that could spark a few more fires there but for the bay area, looks like we calm things down, return to some seasonal weather outside and that means some low clouds and fog and guess what! more delays at sfo. over an hour on arriving flights in there and if you are headed to chicago, we have some delays headed in that direction too due to some thunderstorms but they are not the only place that could see problems. you see problems on many of the major hubs outside as we are expecting thunderstorms in houston, denver, new york. around the bay today, we'll find some sunshine this afternoon, about 87 degrees in morgan hill. 76 in milpitas and sunny and
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bright. 71 hayward, patchy fog in pacifica. 80s in the interior valleys this afternoon 87 brentwood. 70 oakland. 65 san francisco. next couple of days we'll warm things up before a few more clouds roll in and we start to cool things down. looks like those temperatures are headed below average as we look toward the beginning of this week. we have a school forecast for you. this one for alameda science and tech institute. morning bell about 59 degrees. bring a light jacket. by noon lunch recess, my favorite time of the day, looking good, 65. final bell 67 degrees. of course, if you would like to have your school forecast here send it to we'll put it on the air. >> hope the kids are tuned in. >> better be. it's their assignment. >> all right. thank you. jobless claims are up in the latest report but the trend is still positive. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on all things financial. >> reporter: we are off to a decent start so far. good morning. jobless claims did rise by
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13,000 to 336,000. but the trend does look good as you mentioned. four-week average at just over 330,000 the lowest level since november of 2007. stronger job growth will be a key factor when the federal reserve decides to start tapering its monthly bond purchases. earnings play a critical role. revenue down 8% in the recent quarter even though it turned a profit after a big loss a year earlier ceo meg whitman saying that the continuing to see big problems selling to business customers in china and europe and pc sales down, hp shares down. dow up 31. nasdaq up 27. s&p up 8. hp down 10%. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. the city of san diego and its embattled mayor have reached a settlement. what we're still wondering is what that settlement is. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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need to know at 6- 55 -- fiy large wildfires are burningn the west this morning. one largest is the "ri here are the five things you need to know a 6:55. 50 large wildfires are burning in the west this morning. one of the largest is the rim fire near yosemite national park. the fire is still only 5% contained at this hour. and it's spreading on several fronts. meanwhile, crews have been able to protect homes threatened by a fire in the sequoia national forest in the southern sierra. and the city of san diego and its embattled mayor have reached a settlement but no one is giving any details yet. women have accused bob filner of inappropriate behavior. many have called for him to resign and i recall effort is under way. there's speculation it could
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include his resignation. that's being held under wraps so far until the city council holds a closed-door session tomorrow. the national security agency has picked up more americans' emails than previously disclosed. yesterday the nsa declassified three court rulings which showed the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it unintentionally gathered those unrelated emails. big changes in the life of bradley manning today after being sentenced for leaking secret u.s. documents. in a written statement to a national news network he says he plans to begin hormone therapy and live as a woman named chelsea while in jail. meanwhile, manning's lawyer says he is writing to president obama to request a pardon. manning of course sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible though for parole in 7 years. it's pretty clear what makes the oreo cookie great. it's the cream filling. but students at a new york high school had discovered that the double stuffed version of the cookie isn't all it's stacked
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up to be. they found it's only 1.86 times the size of regular oreos. >> so now you know. breaking news in san francisco. a shooting attack closed down streets in the downtown area by taylor and mason and kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is on the scene. cate what can you tell us? >> reporter: police have closed off the intersection for a police investigation. we know that one person has been shot at this intersection at turk and taylor actually blood still on the sidewalk. we won't show that to you right now. but as you can see, it's causing quite a bit of a traffic backup for these major streets in this area. i understand now one person was shot possibly twice. a police here on scene told me there were two casings left at the scene. we do not know that person's condition or anything more about them. we also don't have a suspect description at this time. it is still developing. spfd were only able to confirm that little bit of information. be on the lookout because turk
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is blocked between taylor and mason. taylor is blocked between turk and eddy. so again there's a lot of rerouting that has to be going on as police continue their investigation into this morning's shooting. and we know that it happened just about less than an hour ago. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, kpix 5. and as cate just mentioned, there's going to be some detours you're going to find if you are traveling downtown in the tenderloin, turk closed between mason and taylor, also muni is being rerouted. the 31 route is having to use the 5 route instead while the investigation continues. let's go out live towards the bay bridge toll plaza. it is stacked up into the macarthur maze this morning. about a 20 minutes wait just to get on the bay bridge. fortunately we have not seen any incident on the upper deck so looks okay right now coming into san francisco. lawrence? >> all right. yes, low clouds and fog back in the bay area. the thunderstorms, they are gone! headed up to the far northern part of the state. the temperatures right now if you are stepping outside, in the 50s and the low 60s. tell you what i think as we head toward the afternoon, more
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seasonal numbers out there. 80s inland, a lot of 60s and 70s around the bay. and 60s out toward the coastline. the next couple of days, how about this, folks, we are going to start to warm things up briefly on friday. cooling back down a few more clouds coming our way on saturday and sunday. these temperatures actually going below average as we head in toward monday. but i think right now, those thunderstorms headed to the northern part of the state. we're looking at lightning strikes in the northern sierra nevada possibility of more fires starting there. but for the bay area at least it looks like we're watching things calm down. >> no more light shows? >> i wish. >> not anytime here. >> no. not soon. >> thank you. thanks for watching kpix 5 news this morning. remember, your next local update is 7:26. >> it is. "cbs this morning" is coming up with charlie and the crew in just a couple of minutes. in the meantime, have a great day, everybody. and take a peek at a 97% full moon. >> it was a blue moon month. >> second full moon of the month. >> enjoy. captions by: caption colorado
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